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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Nettastomatidae Duckbill eels

Genus: Saurenchelys

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Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Saurenchelys cancrivora
[Slender sorcerer]
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Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Saurenchelys cognita
[Longface eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Saurenchelys fierasfer (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

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Saurenchelys fierasfer
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Saurenchelys finitima
[Whitsunday wire eel]
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Saurenchelys lateromaculata
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Max. Length 44.2 cm TL

 
Saurenchelys meteori
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Saurenchelys stylura
[Pillar wire eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL
Saurenchelys taiwanensis Karmovskaya, 2004

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Saurenchelys taiwanensis
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8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Saurenchelys cancrivora Slender sorcerer Eastern Atlantic 65 TL 1864
Saurenchelys cognita Longface eel Western Central Atlantic 36 TL 1989
Saurenchelys fierasfer Western Pacific 50 TL 1901
Saurenchelys finitima Whitsunday wire eel Western Pacific 1935
Saurenchelys lateromaculata Indo-West Pacific 1928
Saurenchelys meteori Western Indian Ocean 44.2 TL 2000
Saurenchelys stylura Pillar wire eel Western Pacific. 1913
Saurenchelys taiwanensis Western Pacific 34.2 TL 2004



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